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B 07.07.1931 D 08.10.2023

One of 14 children to Sidney and Florence Newham and Snow Gregory 2 children.

Now with her beloved hubby, James ( Jim ) Alfred George Gillam who is one of 8 children.

A wonderful mum to Lynette and Garry, loving Nanna to; 8 Grandchildren, 9 Grt. Grandchildren, 9 Grt. Grt. Grandchildren.

A small entrepreneur, basketballer who played for Highgate Basketball Club (now East Perth Eagles), representing WA for many years as a player and State Team Manager and became the Assistant Manager for Australia's first Women's team.

A giving, caring, sharing, loving person. Worked hard all her life. Saw an opportunity and grasped it. Enjoyed her Church, St Edmunds and the Organ Club. Valued representing her brothers Tommy and Sidney at the El Alamein Annual Luncheons.

Loved watching her grandchildren play basketball and valued cooking a roast for the family on Monday Nights. Enjoyed her visits to the orchard, to Waroona, Bunbury and Albany. Assisted her husband Jim as a ‘caller' of Statistics for the Wildcat games.

An exceptional woman, friend, sibling, nanna, spouse and mum who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Published 1st Nov, 2023
ID: 4822105 GB: 4815371


The Funeral Service for Laura Gillam will be held at St Edmunds Anglican Church, 54 Pangbourne St, Wembley commencing at 9.30am on SATURDAY (4.11.2023). Morning tea will be provided.

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  • GILLAM (Laura):

    Saddened to hear of Laura's passing. Deepest sympathy to all of her lovely family. Laura went out of her way to visit her friend Heather in Albany and shared a specal friendship. Thoughts and love to her.

    Wednesday, 1 November 2023 Submitted online by Elizabeth Hall
  • GILLAM (Laura):

    Laura was the backbone of basketball in WA. Thanks to her supreme effort and attention to detail,

    RIP, Terry and Nellie Satie and family

    Tuesday, 17 October 2023 Submitted online by Terry Satie
  • GILLAM (Laura):

    Rest in peace Laura, sister to Marjorie and aunt to John, Ellen, Michael, Kevin (RIP) and Rod

    Monday, 16 October 2023 Submitted online by Michael Firth

    Passed away 08.10.2023. Loving Sister of Herbert (Bert), Sister-in-law of Jenny. Aunty to Peter, Karen and Colin. Reunited with Husband Jim.

    Rest in Peace.

    Thursday, 12 October 2023 Published in The West Australian


    To all the Family, with love and remembrance we share your sorrow. Rest in Peace. From the Marchetti family and Debra.

    Monday, 16 October 2023 Published in The West Australian


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